The Lunenburg Little League and Babe Ruth Youth Softball thanks you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are still hopeful that there will be youth baseball and softball at all levels this season. We are targeting activities for late June, July and/or August. Safety is our number one concern, and before we start a season, we will be following the advice of state authorities and medical professionals about what steps we can take to ensure that players, coaches, umpires, and fans are as safe as possible. We will also be soliciting parent feedback in the next few weeks via a survey to help us inform the decision-making process.
We know that the season will not look like previous seasons, and we are reviewing the guidance provided by Little League, the largest youth sports organization, that we received on May 5th. This includes allowable rule changes, and a startup guide when we deem it is safe to return to play.
The board of directors will meet on June 1 to determine the status of the 2020 season, and we expect that we will have more specifics to share with you at that time. For now, we encourage you to hang in there and stay hopeful with us.
The League realizes that most of us signed up for a spring season. Under the circumstances, however, we have had to make changes to get a season in. We are looking at playing on weekdays only and no weekends. This will allow family time to get away. We understand that some people won't be able to play during these times. We have options available.
1. Roll your registration over into next Spring's season.
2. Donate your registration fee, or a portion thereof (we don't ask the kids or parents to participate in fundraisers and rely completely on volunteers and registration fees to operate the league, but donations help us ensure we can make necessary purchases of equipment and improvements to fields).
3. Receive a refund check. The refund check will be issued minus the $3.00 transaction fee charged by Blue Sombrero.
Please let us know by May 15th if you are not interested in playing this season and would like a refund or the other options above. That way we will know how many players we have. Also, if for some reason you take a refund and we do play a season, the children are more than welcome and encouraged to sign up again.
Lunenburg Little League and Babe Ruth Softball Board of Directors